WEBINAR: Patient Care and Operations | Monday, June 15

Our partners at the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response are hosting a COVID-19 Clinical Rounds webinar next week. See below for more information and links to register. And be sure to access the latest COVID-19 information for EMS at the updated COVID-19 Resources for EMS. EMS: Patient Care and Operations Monday, June 15, 2020 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT Webinar Agenda Welcome and Introductions Jon R. Krohmer, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, Director, Office of EMS, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Patient Care and Operations Kristi L. Koenig, MD, FACEP, FIFEM, FAEMS, Medical Director, Emergency Medical Services, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency; Professor Emerita of Emergency Medicine & Public Health, University of California, Irvine Will Smith, MD, Paramedic, FAEMS, Medical Director, Grant Teton National Park, Teton County Search and Rescue, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, USFS-BTNF; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine; Emergency Medicine, St. John’s Health, Jackson, WY; Colonel, MC, US Army Reserve – 62A, Emergency Medicine Q & A and Discussion Sign up to receive the latest news from the Office of EMS, including webinars, newsletters and industry updates....

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Financial Relief Update & Guidance for the Second Stage of the Pandemic

Financial Relief Update & Guidance for the Second Stage of the Pandemic   June 18, 2020 | 2:00pm Eastern Webinar | FREE to AAA-Members | $150.00 for Non-Members Presented by: Scott Moore, Esq., Brian Werfel, Esq., and Asbel Montes Register Here►  The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic had many EMS organizations scrambling to find the operational and financial resources to ensure that they could continue to respond and care for their patients as the pandemic gained momentum. Those first few months saw an incredible sense of urgency from legislators to make financial relief available to all individuals and businesses as they battled the Coronavirus. As we enter the second stage of the pandemic response and the economy begins to reopen, many EMS agencies are now seeing a significant decrease in revenue due to the reduction in ambulance transports over the last four months. This webinar will review the financial relief that is still available to EMS organizations and will discuss the more recent efforts by legislators to ease the financial burden on U.S. businesses. Lastly, we will provide a preview and an update of the relief efforts that are still being negotiated by lawmakers. Speakers: Scott Moore, Esq. Scott (more…)

Free Webinar 6/17 | FEMA Public Assistance Program Overview

June 17, 2020 | 14:00 ET | Free The webinar will cover the Public Assistance Process under the Stafford Act and how EMS agencies can apply for cost recovery for costs incurred under the COVID19 Disaster Declaration. Speakers G. Keith Bryant U.S. Fire Administrator G. Keith Bryant was sworn in as the U.S. Fire Administrator on Aug. 4, 2017. Prior to his presidential appointment, he was the chief of the Oklahoma City Fire Department (OCFD). He joined the OCFD in 1982 after serving as a U.S. Army firefighter/crash rescue specialist for four years. He also served a short time with the Edmond Fire Department in Edmond, Oklahoma. During his 35 years with the OCFD, Administrator Bryant was a member of the Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team, Hazardous Materials Response Team, and the Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He also responded to many significant incidents, including the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995, as well as two EF-5 tornados in 1999 and 2013. Bryant moved up through the ranks of the department, serving in many roles, including district/battalion chief, chief training officer, battalion chief of operations, and deputy chief of operations. He was appointed the 20th fire (more…)

Here to Help Everyone

We live our values each day by providing every community member with safe, on-demand #mobilehealthcare. In an emergency, please do not hesitate to call 911 for #EMS. It is our honor to care for you and your family in your time of need. We live our values every day by providing our communities with safe, on-demand mobile healthcare. In an emergency,… Posted by American Ambulance Association on Monday, June 8, 2020 We live our values each day by providing every community member with safe, on-demand #mobilehealthcare. In an emergency, please do not hesitate to call 911 for #EMS. It is our honor to care for you and your family in your time of need. #MinutesMatter #AlwaysOpen #HereToHelp pic.twitter.com/ISJEHap0Fu — AmericanAmbulanceAsc (@amerambassoc) June 8, 2020 Like & Share on Facebook | Retweet on Twitter

Senate Passes PPP Flexibility Act

On June 3, the U.S. Senate passed on voice vote the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The legislation was passed by the House on May 28. The President is expected shortly to sign the bill into law. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010) provides small businesses with more flexibility in how the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds established under the CARES Act can be spent. Under this new bill, borrowers who furloughed or laid-off workers will not be subject to a loan forgiveness reduction due to reduced employee count as long as they restore their pre-COVID employment by the new deadline of December 31, 2020. Businesses will also have 24 weeks instead of just 8 weeks to spend the funds. This legislation lowers the minimum percentage of PPP loans that must be allocated towards payroll from 75% to 60% and clarifies a borrower does not have to begin repaying a loan until the SBA determines whether or not the business is eligible for loan forgiveness. The PPP Flexibility Act also lifts the ban on borrowers whose loans were partially or completely forgiven from deferring payment of payroll taxes. The payroll tax deferral is now open to...

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WEBINAR: EMS Response to COVID-19 and Protests | Monday, June 8

Our partners at the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response are hosting a COVID-19 Clinical Rounds webinar next week. See below for more information and links to register. And be sure to access the latest COVID-19 information for EMS at the updated COVID-19 Resources for EMS. EMS Response to COVID-19 and Protests Monday, June 8, 2020 12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT Webinar Agenda Welcome and Introductions Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, HHS/ASPR National Healthcare Preparedness Programs EMS Response to COVID-19 and Protests Jeffrey D. Ho, MD, Chief EMS Medical Director, Hennepin EMS & Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Michael R. Sayre, MD, Medical Director, Seattle Fire Department & Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Washington Q & A and Discussion   Sign up to receive the latest news from the Office of EMS, including webinars, newsletters and industry updates....

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On Demand Presentation: Emergency Medical Services and 911

Healthcare Resilience Task Force: EMS/911 May 29, 2020 Dr. Jon Krohmer, NHTSA, HRTF EMS/Pre-hospital Team Lead Kate Elkins, NHTSA, HRTF EMS/Pre-hospital Deputy Team Lead 911, the universal number to call for emergency help nationwide, is a proven, life-saving service to the public. NHTSA’s Office of EMS oversees the National 911 Program, which envisions an emergency response system that best serves the public, providing immediate help in all emergency situations. This presentation covered the current Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Environment, Impacts and Next Steps for EMS in regards to COVID-19, and EMS and Fire Impacts on Community Lifelines.    

EMS by the Numbers: Impact of COVID-19

May 21, 2020 Presentation by N. Clay Mann PhD, MS, MBA NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center This document is provided by NHTSA in an effort to help State EMS Officials track particular EMS activations occurring during the COVID‐19 pandemic. This document will be updated periodically to provide current information regarding temporal variations in the type and characteristics of EMS activations occurring in the U.S. during the COVID‐19 outbreak. Please contact the NEMSIS Technical Assistance Center for updates to this document. Contact N. Clay Mann at clay.mann@hsc.utah.edu.

2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show Cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the American Ambulance Association board has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show. While we were looking forward to seeing everyone in Las Vegas in November, health and safety remain our top priority. We also anticipate that travel restrictions will remain in place for many attendees in the Fall and that Las Vegas may still have social distancing guidelines that would limit our ability to host the full program. The AAA is committed to providing education and networking opportunities to our members and the ambulance industry. Please stay tuned for more information regarding a smaller virtual conference offering and other educational opportunities. Attendees All registrations will be canceled and all paid orders will be refunded within 10 business days. If you have already processed payment for your registration, please be on the lookout for an email from AAA staff letting you know that your refund has been submitted. You do not need to do anything to receive a refund, we will process them automatically. Exhibitors & Sponsors All payments for exhibit booths and sponsorships will be refunded within 15 business days. Please be on the lookout for (more…)